It’s a beautiful Monday morning; a man awakes in the midst of the economy crumbling beneath his feet. A job he has had for nearly ten years has come to an end because his corporation told him they were making budget cuts and he had to go. Now he sits upon his porch in his pajamas looking out into the world that at one point he didn’t fear. He sips on his coffee, enjoying the only thing for him right now that calms him. Pondering how he will be able to come back from this shattering of dreams. He has a wife and kids to provide for, a stack of bills he has no idea how to pay. He stuck by his company through thick and thin and he was tossed out into the cold brutal ...view middle of the document...
In my opinion, it’s a game like putting a dollar on the string. A person gets ever so close to grabbing the dollar to have it yanked farther away from their grasp. Never allowing the person to achieve true greatness; for in this world, change is the only thing that is constant.
According to Mark Harrison opinion on the change blog, he has three key ways on change that I completely agree with. First thing is that people who respond well to change will have a high ambiguity threshold. Next is a skillful manager of change will have a constructive ‘internal monologue.’ I like this one for it basically is saying that people can usually see three steps ahead so they can counteract change and make it work in their favor. This leads into the third thing which is, that people that can manage change will have a good reservoir of emotional, physical, and mental energy. Then Mark goes into having seven ways to improve the skills of managing change: Spending time reflecting on your own core values and your mission in life; be persistent; be flexible and creative; think outside the box; accept uncertainty and be optimistic; keep fit and healthy; and seeing the big picture.
So if the person I talked about in the beginning of the paper had these criteria, do you believe he will overcome the odds and become a successful person again? I believe that every man chooses his destiny and no matter the hole that they are in, there is always a ladder big enough to climb out of.
Bethel College. (2008). Orientation to adult learning: MOD 300. Boston, MA. McGraw Hill
Harrison, M (n.d.). 7 Essentials Skills for Managing Change. Retrieved from the Change Blog. Website: http://www.thechangeblog.com/managing-change/